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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

William Wheat
Senior Warden

Ferguson (FE)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2000


Jim Ferguson Unit
12120 Savage Drive
Midway, TX 75852

Phone: (936) 348-3751 (**011)

Location: Twenty miles northeast of Huntsville on FM 247 in Madison County

Unit Full Name: Jim Ferguson Unit

Senior Warden: William Wheat

Regional Director: Daniel Dickerson, Region I

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

Family Liaison Coordinator: Polly Hannon

Date Unit Established or On Line: June 1962

Total Employees: 364

Security Employees: 246

Non-Security Employees: 79

Windham Education Employees: 26

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 11; Mental Health = 2

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 2,096, Trusty Camp: Idled

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5,Security Detention, Transient

Approximate Acreage: 4,355

Agricultural Operations: Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Bull Management Center, Swine Farrowing/Nursery/Finishing Operations, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Facility; Mop and Broom Factory

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Culinary Arts; Electrical Trades; Mill & Cabinetmaking; Small Engine Repair; Welding; Diversified Career Preparation - Food Services; Lee College Vocational: Data Processing; Cabinet Making

Additional Programs/Services: Faith-Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and the local school district.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities